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  • Writer's pictureYvonne Roberts


Véro "Bourgogne" Chardonnay, 2002

Burgundy, France

While Burgundy is renowned as the home of Pinot Noir, it is also the source for the ubiquitous Chardonnay grape. In these gently rolling hills, Chardonnay achieves some of its most profound expressions. Appellations such as Meursault, Montrachet, and Corton- Charlemagne proudly take their place among the most sought-after in the world of wine. Vero is the brand name created by and named after Veronique Drouhin. Her family owns the Burgundy shipping house Robert Drouhin, as well as Domaine Drouhin Oregon in Dundee where she is the winemaker.

With a richness and complexity few wines can match, Chardonnay from Burgundy adds classic hints of flinty and chalky soil with nuances tones of nuts, cinnamon, honeysuckle, vanilla and butter to the rich, sometimes unctuous but rarely heavy, ripe orchard fruits that the grapes are capable of providing. Chardonnay is arguably the most age-worthy dry white wine in the world.


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